ePetition details

Zebra crossing for SwallowDell school - Blackthorn Road WGC

We the undersigned petition the County Council to install a zebra crossing as this school desperately needs a safe place for children and parents to cross.

The amount of cars on this road and path at peak times does not allow it to be safe.

Started by: Chelsea Peacock

This ePetition ran from 30/09/2019 to 25/11/2019 and has now finished.

2 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for submitting your petition.

A request of this nature would require careful consideration in the form of a feasibility study. As a technical report, this would review whether there is a need for such a crossing – based on data such as pedestrian flow, vehicle speeds, and similar – and give appropriate consideration to placement, design, and type of crossing according to the existing highway layout in line with national design guidelines and requirements.

Officers will begin collecting required data and undertake a full feasibility study in the next financial year.

If, following this study, there is found to be a need it would then be expected to compete for funding with other improvements across the county on various criteria including road safety. The available accident data for Blackthorn Road has no recorded incidents for the past five rolling years, and as such would be unlikely to achieve priority funding on this basis.

It is our intention to discuss the outcome of the study with the local community, including any findings or agreements that may be reached.